Friday, May 21, 2010

50 Years of Barbie

I was at the mall last night with my husband, looking for again yet another toy for Andrea, when I saw this:

I had both when I was a kid!

I stared at the dolls for a long time reminiscing. I remember that the peaches and cream dress was the nicest dress I had for my dolls. The rocker doll was given to me by my Aunt Vivian and I never really appreciated that doll... the heavy eyeshadow scared me. And her super curly hair was difficult to comb and style. But I loved her clothes. I don't have my dolls anymore. We disposed of most of our old toys when my family sold our home in the province and moved back to the city.

I was contemplating buying both for Andrea so she can play with them when she's a little older. But the price tag put me off:

Wow... Barbie dolls weren't that expensive back then were they? Makes me think that maybe I should have taken better care of them and preserved them but who are we kidding right? I was about 6 or 7 when I had these. And I was allowed to play with them.

I still think it would be great if Andrea can have something similar to what I had before (I wonder if Barbie is still something little girls will like 5 years from now...).